Music Courses & Classes in London

We offer a wide range of part-time, evening and weekend music courses at many levels to suit your needs and aspirations, with highly motivated teachers. You can learn to play a variety of instruments, or further develop your skills. Explore jazz, learn or improve your singing and work in our professionally-equipped music technology studio.
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  1. World music: play Samba

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an introduction to this joyous music style. Learn technique on the main instruments of the 'batteria' and the essential rhythms of the samba. Develop percussion arrangements including signals, breakdowns and breaks.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Opera arias

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study and sing opera arias concentrating on beauty of tone and lyricism. Learn how to combine a beautiful sustained line with clarity of text. All arias presented in class must be sung from memory.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Transcribe jazz solos

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A study and sharing group for experienced jazz players with a good working knowledge of harmony and experience of improvising. We will focus on in-depth listening and transcription of recorded examples by well known jazz musicians. Sessions will include some in-class demonstration and performance opportunities. Course dates: 27th October, 1st December, 19th January 2020, 1st March, 26th April and 31st May.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Music theory: grade 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in simple and compound time. Explore the concept of ledger lines, minor scales, intervals, and common key signatures, terms and signs.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Introduction to contemporary music

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover key works of contemporary classical music, considering both how they function as an artwork and also the political and social context in which they were written, by exploring the exciting variety of new sounds and forms being created. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website].
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  6. Flamenco guitar

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are an intermediate-level guitar player, come and learn authentic flamenco guitar in traditional and modern styles. Explore the techniques of picado, pulgar, alzapua and rasgueo, with rhythms, chords and scales. Learn to play a variety of 'falsetas' in the rhythm of soleo and bulerias. Please bring a nylon strung guitar.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and exploit techniques typical of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders and mixers will be studied via 'BERNA' emulation software.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Singing 2A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the first term of our solo-singing programme. Suitable for singers of all styles of music, taught by a classically trained teacher. Gain a fundamental grasp of healthy vocal technique and an understanding of the work involved to progress as a singer.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Sonic arts: creativity with sound

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sonic arts is the expression of creativity through sound. Enjoy a series of creative exercises, with study and discussion of contemporary and historical context and practice, and create your own sound art.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Musicianship 2: ear training

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your aural awareness and improve your recognition and response to music in practice. We will sing intervals, scales and harmonies, and set routines for you to practise. Some music theory included.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00

  11. Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you understand time signatures and major scales in C, F and G, join this course to learn about minor scales and the bass clef, and to develop rhythm writing and playing.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Songwriting: what makes a good tune

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a memorable, satisfying tune? Through analysis of popular songs of the last century, examine how craft can serve inspiration. Enhance your compositional endeavours. A secure grasp of music theory is desirable for writing tasks, but alternative ways to compose on this course may be negotiated.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Bob Dylan: an introduction to his music

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the impact that Bob Dylan has had on popular music with a special focus on the 1960s. Through analysis of his songs and a history of the 1960s we will see how his influence extends beyond the American folk music revival.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. World music: Township tunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Four sessions led by Paul Bartholomew during which you will explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities to improvise. All instruments welcome, although rhythm section players should check vacancies with the Music department prior to enrolling. Piano places filled. Rhythm section places are limited : please contact the Music department prior to enrolling to check vacancies.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  15. ABRSM jazz piano syllabus

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A unique opportunity for classical piano teachers to become familiar with the piano syllabus materials (style, harmony and improvisation) at grades 1-5, and develop your understanding of how to prepare candidates for exams. Once enrolled, you will be advised of a discount avilable when you purchase the relevant ABRSM materials.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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